Reports of political signs stolen, tampered with in Guilford County

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Guilford County GOP Headquarters Chairman Ernie Wittenborn said they deal with stolen campaign signs every election cycle but this year seems to be the most consistent.

Wittenborn said almost daily, someone comes into the office to replace a stolen or damaged sign. In one case, he said a woman reported burned signs left on her front porch.

Monday, Mitchell Currie reported his torn down sign on the corner of Wendover Avenue and Grayland Street to police.

"If you got something on your property it belongs to you and its wrong for me or anyone else to come on your property and destroy it and that's the way I feel about the signs," Currie said.

Greensboro police said within the last month there have been three separated reported incidences of stolen signs; all five of them Trump-Pence signs.

"These sings conform to regulations that we have the permission to put them on private property thanks to Mr. Currie and it's absolutely a shame what we're seeing," Wittenborn said.

A Greensboro police spokesman said it is a class 3 misdemeanor for a person to steal, deface, vandalize or unlawfully remove a political sign that is lawfully placed.

Myra Sloan, chairman of the Guilford Democratic Party, said they too have had reports of stolen campaign signs but its something that happens every election cycle.